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clomb

[klohm] /kloʊm/
verb, Chiefly Eastern Virginia.
1.
simple past tense and past participle of climb.
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  • I clomb the heights of my grief, and looked around, but alas!

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • But the cloud hung on the mountain she clomb, and her way was dimmed.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • She did not look back once, then, nor as she clomb the long slope to her home.

  • He dared not look up; he trusted in the prayers of the little beadswoman, and clomb on.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • I shall say that I clomb on the boat, and won the shore, and so made my way home.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • The flame that clomb the ashlar gray Had burned it red as tile.

    Poems by the Way William Morris
  • Thus climbed is gaining the upper hand of clomb, swelled of swoll, hanged of hung.

    English Past and Present Richard Chevenix Trench
  • We clomb till we struck violent cold and an Indian reservation, and the noble savage came to look at us.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • It's right over the river, the veranda is, and I clomb onto it, and through the Venetian blind I see the 'ole party.

    In Direst Peril David Christie Murray
  • So they clomb the dyke, and as they topped it they saw a weaponed man on his feet betwixt them and the sky.

    The Sundering Flood William Morris
British Dictionary definitions for clomb

clomb

/kləʊm/
verb
1.
(archaic) a past tense and past participle of climb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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